“il rugby degli altri”: L’ex-Warrior Matawalu firma per Exeter

Credit: Jason O’Callaghan

Niko Matawalu, ex mediano di mischia dei Glasgow Warriors, lascia Bath e passa agli Exeter Chiefs fino al termine della stagione.

Il 27enne nazionale fijiano, che può giocare sia mediano di mischia, sia ala, ha vestito la maglia di Bath in 13 occasioni ma non ha avuto modo di mettersi in mostra coi Termali a causa dei numerosi infortuni.

Matawalu, che con i Warriors ha vinto il Guinness PRO12 nel 2015, raggiungerà il Sandy Park al termine dei test match autunnali.

Initially Niko’s joining until the end of the season,” ha detto Rob Baxter, DoR dei Chiefs, al sito ufficiale del club. “Initially we want to have a good look at him and then we’ll see if there is an opportunity beyond that. As a club we’re really looking forward to bringing him here. We had a good look at him previously when he first decided to move on from Glasgow to Bath, but now the opportunity has arisen for us to sign him and it’s come at the right time for us. We’re not expecting him to be 100 per cent straight away as he has had a relatively lengthy injury, but he’s fully fit now, he’s ready to play, and we’re hoping he will get some good game time during these autumn internationals to help get him right up to speed.


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